580m. Good scramble with plenty to keep you entertained on the approach rib if you so wish.

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Scrambles in Snowdonia - Steve Ashton, North Wales Scrambles - Garry Smith (New White Book)

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Ian Stirrups 13 May Show βeta
βeta: Note the approach suggested in the GS guide is not a right of way and the notice on the gate says No Walkers. Suggest starting on the path by the side of the Vaynol and crossing the river where a pleasant path takes you towards the cwm. This the way we came back.
 
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βeta: Note the approach suggested in the GS guide is not a right of way and the notice on the gate says No Walkers. Suggest starting on the path by the side of the Vaynol and crossing the river where a pleasant path takes you towards the cwm. This the way we came back.
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jascott83 23 Jun Solo I don't think it's as bad as others make out. It's a massive approach - not 35mins like book said. But you can create your own lines up the approach spur, right from the very bottom. You could spend all day getting up to the start. Great fun. As for the route itself, not too bad. A bit short and there was one tricky bit but I've forgotten where it is. I wouldn't do it again, but happy I did it
I don't think it's as bad as others make out. It's a massive approach - not 35mins like book said. But you can create your own lines up the approach spur, right from the very bottom. You could spend all day getting up to the start. Great fun. As for the route itself, not too bad. A bit short and there was one tricky bit but I've forgotten where it is. I wouldn't do it again, but happy I did it
Hidden 3 May AltLd
Hidden 18 Apr Solo O/S
jamieevans 30 Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Jan Solo rpt
Ian Stirrups ?? Solo O/S Used the Gary Smith description, but apart from the starting point, the route we took didn't tie in with the description. Hard to make much sense of it. Not a very good scramble considering the slog to get to it. Also along were Paul Sheridan & Richard Wright
with Tony Bird, Chris H
Used the Gary Smith description, but apart from the starting point, the route we took didn't tie in with the description. Hard to make much sense of it. Not a very good scramble considering the slog to get to it. Also along were Paul Sheridan & Richard Wright
with Tony Bird, Chris H
Aled Williams 20 Dec, 2018 Solo Won't do it solo in rain and hail again ! Also took the wrong groove at one point
Won't do it solo in rain and hail again ! Also took the wrong groove at one point
Vianney 10 Nov, 2018 Solo O/S very wet
very wet
Binder 10 Nov, 2018 Solo O/S AMC trip
AMC trip
Hidden 13 Sep, 2018 2nd
Gav Parker 13 Sep, 2018 2nd
Hannes B 11 Sep, 2018 AltLd
with Joss, Jack Morris, Alex Cutbush
with Joss, Jack Morris, Alex Cutbush
Astilath 9 Jul, 2018 Solo Nice route. Better than the ridge next door.
Nice route. Better than the ridge next door.
Ewan Russell 29 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
with Halla
with Halla
glaramara 29 Mar, 2018 Lead Great friction. Used and appreciated rope.
with tamzin
Great friction. Used and appreciated rope.
with tamzin
Hidden 17 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S
sallygal29 27 Jan, 2018 Solo O/S Wet
Wet
Tom Seccombe 21 Sep, 2017 Solo
with Ian Grebowski
with Ian Grebowski
Butel ?Jun, 2017 Solo O/S
Hidden 4 May, 2017 Solo O/S
cavemancolumbus ?May, 2017 Solo
Si ??, 2017 -
MusicalMountaineer 28 Dec, 2016 Lead O/S Good honest grade 3 fun. Clean, warm, dry. Will's first time on a rope.
Good honest grade 3 fun. Clean, warm, dry. Will's first time on a rope.
Hidden 12 Sep, 2016 Solo O/S
LucaC 12 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S Had some trouble getting onto the access land below the scramble as the occupier of the house has put up private signs on the gate, and then came out of her house to tell me off for 'tresspasing' on her land!
Had some trouble getting onto the access land below the scramble as the occupier of the house has put up private signs on the gate, and then came out of her house to tell me off for 'tresspasing' on her land!
Hidden 11 Jul, 2016 Lead
James Keeble 3 Jul, 2016 Lead
jalqazzaz 8 Jun, 2016 Solo
Harry Ellis 10 May, 2016 Solo Fantastic scramble much variation possible
Fantastic scramble much variation possible
Hidden 6 May, 2016 Solo
Lindh 10 Apr, 2016 2nd
with Tarquin
with Tarquin
Tarquin 10 Apr, 2016 -
with Lindh
with Lindh
jimorothy 15 Feb, 2016 Solo rpt RPT. Lugged rope and small rack all the way up in case of ice; it never left the bag. Wintery, but still in Grade 2 scrambling condition - just. Beautiful day in the hills.
with Rachel Crolla
RPT. Lugged rope and small rack all the way up in case of ice; it never left the bag. Wintery, but still in Grade 2 scrambling condition - just. Beautiful day in the hills.
with Rachel Crolla
Butty 11 Feb, 2016 -
paul79 9 Feb, 2016 Solo O/S
quarrtman1 3 Oct, 2015 Solo
jimorothy 19 Sep, 2015 Solo Loved the exposed traverse left, requires faith at grade 2, but the holds come and it's a real highlight.
Loved the exposed traverse left, requires faith at grade 2, but the holds come and it's a real highlight.
Hidden 1 Jul, 2015 Solo
Jim Walton ??, 2015 -
solenostomus 19 Oct, 2014 - Very arduous approach over steep grassy ground - not really that pleasant. On the Buttress it was very wet, with sideways drizzle, occasionally roped up for slippery sections. Skipped the harder grade 3 section, which Shaun attempted but backed off because it was too slippery. Remembered that we'd done a slightly different version before. Not that great a scramble to be honest.
with ShaunMc
Very arduous approach over steep grassy ground - not really that pleasant. On the Buttress it was very wet, with sideways drizzle, occasionally roped up for slippery sections. Skipped the harder grade 3 section, which Shaun attempted but backed off because it was too slippery. Remembered that we'd done a slightly different version before. Not that great a scramble to be honest.
with ShaunMc
static266 12 Sep, 2014 Solo Hard to tell if I followed the route directly, avoided one hard section with a rightward leaning groove. Fun scrambling anyway and interesting top out to the tourist train!
Hard to tell if I followed the route directly, avoided one hard section with a rightward leaning groove. Fun scrambling anyway and interesting top out to the tourist train!
spenser 2 Jul, 2014 Solo O/S Rib to the right deteriorates somewhat near the top so I moved over to this just after the buttress becomes more prominent.
Rib to the right deteriorates somewhat near the top so I moved over to this just after the buttress becomes more prominent.
yelotango ?Jun, 2014 Solo
Hidden 18 May, 2014 Solo rpt
bigrob 15 Apr, 2014 Solo
with DAVE PAINTER
with DAVE PAINTER
Hidden 6 Dec, 2013 Solo
mysterion 8 Jul, 2013 - Took a while to realise that Ashton's 'fine rock platform' required no noticeable 'escape rightwards over blocks'. Few 'pinnacles' seen but followed left a series of runnels eventually leading to a 'capped chimney' so think I stayed on route! The only solid grade 3 appeared to be the '5m crack in the slab' variant, launching off a pinnacle over a drop.
Took a while to realise that Ashton's 'fine rock platform' required no noticeable 'escape rightwards over blocks'. Few 'pinnacles' seen but followed left a series of runnels eventually leading to a 'capped chimney' so think I stayed on route! The only solid grade 3 appeared to be the '5m crack in the slab' variant, launching off a pinnacle over a drop.
Hidden 22 Jul, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 22 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
BenRyle 20 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Andy McQue
with Andy McQue
Hidden ??, 2012 -
monkeyboyraw 29 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Stroudy
with Stroudy
DOVEY 12 May, 2011 Lead
with Loz / Maker
with Loz / Maker
Tom Hecht 25 Apr, 2011 Solo O/S
with CLetham
with CLetham
adi bryant 21 Feb, 2011 Solo Quite wet.
Quite wet.
kiwi boy 22 Jan, 2011 Solo O/S
with karen, Greg K, sharron, Dave B
with karen, Greg K, sharron, Dave B
Hidden 21 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
Chris Manasseh 17 Apr, 2010 -
Chrissie Baylis ??, 2010 -
marc1967 ??, 2010 Solo O/S
Neil Watson ??, 2010 - Did this on the Plas y Brenin scrambling course
Did this on the Plas y Brenin scrambling course
nik king ?May, 2009 Solo Really good evening scramble.
with Charlis and Vinnie
Really good evening scramble.
with Charlis and Vinnie
TGreen 27 Dec, 2008 Solo O/S
with Martin G
with Martin G
Mark Wright 20 Dec, 1998 AltLd + group from CMC
with David Meeson
+ group from CMC
with David Meeson
lost.arrow 17 Nov, 1996 -
lost.arrow 22 Jan, 1995 -
Iain Thow 12 Aug, 1981 Solo
with Jon Bebb
with Jon Bebb
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